Building Green For a Sustainable Future

For Pat Roma, a carpentry student at Portland Arts and Technology High School, it makes sense to learn how to build an energy-efficient house. “It saves on energy costs and it helps the environment,” Roma said. “Probably, sooner or later, everything’s going to be built this way.” The regional vocational school, which serves students from… Read more

Getting To Yes in a New England Historic District

If New England is to hoist itself up from reliance on fossil-based energy, we need to re-think some priorities and look at solar panels differently. “As an installer of rooftop solar systems, I meet more and more people in historic areas looking to fix their long term costs, offset pollution from unsustainable energy sources, and… Read more

Energy Efficiency Financing Made Easy

This is a guest post from Evergreen Home Performance, a top-notch company who offers energy efficiency audits and efficiency improvement contracting in Midcoast Maine. ReVision frequently partners with Evergreen on efficiency/solar projects. Evergreen recently won the Small Business of the Year Award from the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce. Energy efficiency is regularly called… Read more

BREAKING: Efficiency Maine Announces Changes to Maine Solar Rebate Program

Efficiency Maine has announced changes to the Maine solar rebate program – new program guidelines, forms, requirements, and qualifications for participation – which go into effect tomorrow, Wednesday April 11th 2012. The program is an effort by the Trust to re-envision the program in light of the Maine Legislature’s failure to renew the Solar/Wind Law… Read more

ReVision Energy Talks Sun at UBEC Energy Efficiency Rally

ReVision joined energy auditors, architects, and builders last week for a rally in support of UBEC, the Uniform Building and Energy Code, which sets standards for how homes and commercial buildings are built, from structural strength to ventilation, foundations and even the size of aggress windows. The Code also includes tough standards for energy conservation… Read more

Peak Oil Come and Gone – What Lies Ahead?

The IEA predicts a steep decline in production from current oil reserves counterbalanced with a discovery of new, if dwindling supplies. This past week the Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA) released their World Energy Outlook 2010 which concludes that peak oil isn’t just looming, but has passed – back in 2006. This is a somewhat… Read more

Maine Towns Pick up PACE Legislation

UPDATE: As of 7/17/12, we have a listing of towns in Maine with a PACE ordinance While it’s faced legal hurdles in other parts of the country, Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing may finally be arriving for Maine residents as early as mid-November according to Efficiency Maine. UPDATE: As of April 4, 2011, PACE… Read more

Efficiency Maine Extends $1,000 Summer Bonus to Home Energy Savings Program

Efficiency Maine has announced that their popular $1,000 summer promotion for the Home Energy Savings Program (HESP) has been extended. Sign up by August 31st to qualify for an additional $1,000 beyond the existing $1,500 – $3,000 of incentives available in the program. Here’s how it works: You no longer have to complete the project… Read more

Come Out to GO Home Open House – Thursday, April 8

The GO Home in Belfast, Maine is slated to be the first “Passive House” in Maine. ReVision designed and installed the solar electric and solar hot water systems. Come see the new super-efficient GO Home — at a Talk-and-Tour at the Belfast Free Library on Thursday, April 8, 2010 at 7 p.m. On track to… Read more